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Child in Christian Thought (Marcia J Bunge) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2000) 9780802846938
Child in Christian Thought (Marcia J Bunge) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2000) 9780802846938
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Title: The Child in Christian Thought

Author: Bunge, Marcia J

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2000

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802846938

Volumes: 1; Pages: 527

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This volume offers the first major survey of the history of Christian thought on children. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, discusses the particular perspectives on children held by influential theologians and Christian movements throughout church history, asking what resources they can contribute to a sound contemporary view of childhood and child-rearing. Intended for all readers, this needed book will be a valuable resource for laying the foundation for a new, more meaningful Christian view of childhood today.Table of ContentsIntroductionMarcia J. Bunge1. The Least and the Greatest: Children in the New TestamentJudith M. Gundry-Volf2. The Ecclesial Family: John Chrysostom on Parenthood and ChildrenVigen Guroian3. "Where or When Was Your Servant Innocent?": Augustine on ChildhoodMartha Ellen Stortz4. A Person in the Making: Thomas Aquinas on Children and ChildhoodCristina L. H. Traina5. The Child in Luther's Theology: "For What Purpose Do We Older Folks Exist, Other Than to Care for... the Young?"Jane E. Strohl6. "The Heritage of the Lord": Children in the Theology of John CalvinBarbara Pitkin7. Complex Innocence, Obligatory Nurturance, and Parental Vigilance: "The Child" in the Work of Menno SimonsKeith Graber Miller8. "Wonderful Affection": Seventeenth-Century Missionaries to New France on Children and ChildhoodClarissa W. Atkinson9. Education and the Child in Eighteenth-Century German Pietism: Perspectives from the Work of A. H. FranckeMarcia J. Bunge10. John Wesley and ChildrenRichard P. Heitzenrater11. Children of Wrath, Children of Grace: Jonathan Edwards and the Puritan Culture of Child RearingCatherine A. Brekus12. "Be Converted and Become as Little Children": Friedrich Schleiermacher on the Religious Significance of ChildhoodDawn DeVries13. Horace Bushnell's Christian NurtureMargaret Bendroth14. African American Children, "The Hope of the Race": Mary Church Terrell, the Social Gospel, and the Work of the Black Women's Club MovementMarcia Y. Riggs15. Reading Karl Barth on ChildrenWilliam Werpehowski16. "Infinite Openness to the Infinite": Karl Rahner's Contribution to Modern Catholic Thought on the ChildMary Ann Hinsdale17. "Let the Children Come" Revisited: Contemporary Feminist Theologians on ChildrenBonnie J. Miller-McLemoreReviews"This pathbreaking book provides a superb account of Christian theologians' and leaders' views of children across the centuries. The authors combine urgent concern for the well-being of children with impressive knowledge of a wide range of thinkers and historical periods. The Child in Christian Thought will both awaken theologians to a heretofore neglected topic and provide those who care for children with a wealth of insights, images, warnings, and resources. I am grateful to have a book of historical theology of such great relevance, passion, and excellence-and especially to have it on this most important of topics."--Dorothy C. Bass"A seminal book on the history of Christian thinking on the child."--Michael Welker"A well-researched and accessible volume that will be useful not only to those in religious studies but also to Christians in the social sciences, social history, and social welfare professions This is a book that manages both to respect various theological traditions about childhood and to build on them in a positive way."--Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen"Bunge's book is more than a compendium of Christian views on children and childhood, for its masterfully written essays actually represent a survey of the diverse views of human nature that are held in Christendom."--Arkansas Democrat-Gazette"A perceptive set of essays. ... Editor Marcia Bunge has selected essays that focus less on raising Christian children than on what it has meant, throughout history, to be a Christian child. From the New Testament's emphasis on children as models for faith to writings by 20th-century theologians Karl Barth and Karl Rahner, the various essays critically explore past and present understandings of childhood.. Catherine Brekus contributes a memorable piece on Jonathan Edwards, whose "particularly severe" emphasis on infant damnation and childhood depravity has been neglected by scholars..."--Publishers Weekly (Religion Notes)
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